2009 Opel Insignia SC 2.0 CDTi turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


Stylish, comfortable and good to drive


Rain water gathers in the door shuts.

The roof trim is coming away from the driver's door pillar.

Occasionally will not start, light on dash telling you to put your foot on the brake, but don't have electric handbrake or auto box.

Squeak/rattle under dash going over speed bumps.

Lost wheel nut covers.

General Comments:

This is a really nice car, both inside and out. Very good driving position in the multi-adjustable seat. At first was disappointed with the lever adjustment of the rake, but the ratchet is quite fine, so you can get it just right. Access to the rear is tight for such a big car, and legroom is just adequate. The boot is huge, if a little shallow.

The 160 BHP diesel is powerful and reasonably economical.

The trip shows 6.8 ltr/100km (42 MPG), seemingly regardless of how it is driven. For a car that weighs 1.5 tons, that's not bad.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th February, 2011

10th Jan 2015, 18:49

All modern cars require you to depress the clutch to start - doesn't matter whether you have an auto or manual trans, cos with an auto you have no clutch. Nor whether your handbrake is manual or electric. It stops any car left in gear from leaping into a stationary object at the front or rear when the key is turned.